In this Article
- What other names is Bee Pollen known by?
- What is Bee Pollen?
- How does Bee Pollen work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Bee Pollen.
The biggest safety concerns are allergic reactions. Bee pollen can cause serious allergic reactions in people who are allergic to pollen.
There have also been isolated reports of other serious side effects such as liver and kidney damage. But it is not known if bee pollen or some other factor was truly responsible for these effects.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking bee pollen is POSSIBLY UNSAFE during pregnancy. There is some concern that bee pollen might stimulate the uterus and threaten the pregnancy. Don't use it. It's also best to avoid using bee pollen during breast-feeding. Not enough is known about how bee pollen might affect the infant.
Pollen allergy: Taking bee pollen supplements can cause serious allergic reactions in people who are allergic to pollen. Symptoms can include itching, swelling, shortness of breath, light-headedness, and severe whole-body reactions (anaphylaxis).
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